Chesapeake Traditions Today- Decoy Carving

Aug 19, 2020

Rich Smoker (left) and Larry Beauchamp
Credit Raye Valion-Gillette

Earlier this week the Maryland State Arts Council announced the 2020 cohort of Maryland Traditions Folklife Apprenticeship teams. Among these are master decoy maker and 2019 National Heritage Fellow, Rich Smoker (Marion Station, MD), and Rich's old friend and new apprentice, Larry Beauchamp (Pocomoke City, MD). Learn about Rich's and Larry's connections to the decoy carving and wildfowl hunting, and to the inspirational Eastern Shore landscape.